Five Positives From Jose Mourinho's time at United so far

Five Positives From Jose Mourinho's time at United so far

It has been a positive start for Manchester United in 2017, pretty much picking up from where they left off in an impressive December, after winning their 6th Premier League game in a row at the London Stadium - coming through the festive period with maximum points and a bundle of confidence and could now turn the focus on to the cup competitions at least for the next ten days before they lock horns with arch rivals Liverpool at Old …
Rooney, Fabregas And The Case for North American Football

Rooney, Fabregas And The Case for North American Football

Once considered locks for any Starting XI in their heyday, Manchester United's long-tenured captain Wayne Rooney and Chelsea's string-pulling midfielder Cesc Fabregas seem to be surplus to requirements for their respective clubs at the moment. The 31-year old has seen his role drastically change over the last few seasons. With passing years -- and nagging injuries -- Rooney has gradually been deployed deeper and deeper down the pitch. Once a world-beating, energetic forward with the technical skill to play anywhere …
Manchester United v Manchester City | League Cup Preview

Manchester United v Manchester City | League Cup Preview

It's the second installment of the Mourinho-Guardiola act at Old Trafford, this time in the league cup with a place in the quarterfinal on the line. The moods at both camps cannot be more different to what they were before the last time these two sides met in the Premier League. Both teams had enjoyed a 100% win record in the opening three games before the international break which stood between the Manchester Derby in early September that City won …
Where next for Wayne Rooney?

Where next for Wayne Rooney?

Mercifully, the international break is now over. That period without meaningful football seems like an eternity, but for one big name, the return to club football could see him staring at a period on the side-lines. Wayne Rooney, once considered the golden child of English football and captain of club and country is now facing the reality of now no longer being considered an automatic choice for both. Although Manchester United started the season with three Premier League wins, their performances …
Manchester United v Zorya Luhansk - Europa League Preview

Manchester United v Zorya Luhansk - Europa League Preview

Following two wins on the bounce, on match-day two, Manchester United will play their second game in succession at Old Trafford, against Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk. The Red Devils have had a decent start to their Premier League campaign with four wins in their first six games but in Europe, their struggles away from home have continued, as a narrow 1-0 loss at Feyenoord have made things tougher in a group which can be tricky for any side; all the more …
Ander Herrera - Should he be a regular starter for Manchester United?

Ander Herrera - Should he be a regular starter for Manchester United?

Manchester United were excellent in their convincing win over the champions Leicester City and Jose Mourinho was vindicated in his decision to drop Wayne Rooney from the starting eleven. The side were less predictable and the build-up play was a lot quicker than it has been in recent matches. Ander Herrera came back into the starting eleven and was one of the best performers on Saturday. He was asked to sit deep, providing a shield for the defence. This deeper …
Manchester United Score Four and Why the Einsteins Were Right

Manchester United Score Four and Why the Einsteins Were Right

It was a day when Old Trafford bore witness to four goals in the first half - including three goals in the space of five minutes that effectively settled the game before the half time whistle as Mourinho managed to get a spectacular response from his side, in the face of some serious criticism following the three defeats in the past week for Manchester United. United were under a lot of pressure very early in the season when they welcomed the …
Saving The Saviour - The Star Men

Saving The Saviour - The Star Men

He is “The Main Man.” The one that everyone looks to, in times of need. The one everyone trusts to be the difference between winning and losing. Every top team has (at least) one, every lower level team relies desperately on one to beat the drop. He is the Neo in the Matrix of the football world. Modern day managers have the unenviable [Morpheus] task of finding/buying/developing “the One.” The Pros -  These type of players are often called upon …
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